CONTENTS:- 1. Introductory. 2. The Vultures. 3. The Kites, Buzzards and Harriers. 4. The Hawks, Falcons and Eagles. 5. The Owls. 6. The Swallows and Swifts. 7. The Nightjars, Bee-Eaters and Kingfishers. 8. The Parrots. 9. The Cuckoos. 10. The Woodpecker and teh Coppersmith. 11. The Sunbirds andthe Hoopoe. 12. The Shrikes. 13. The Flycatchers. 14. The Rock Thrush and the Babblers. 15. The Bulbuls. 16. The Orioles. 17. The Robins and Chats. 18. The Warblers. 19. The Wagtails, Pipits and Tits. 20. The Crows. 21. The Mynas. 22. The Weaver Bird. 23. The Amadavats and Munias. 24. The Sparrows, Buntings and Larks. 25. The Pigeons and Doves. 26. Poultry and Game Birds. 27. The Plovers. 28. The Snipes and Snippets. 29. The Waterhens, The Coot and Jacanas. 30. The Herons. 31. The Ducks, Cormorants and Grebes. 32. The Gulls and Terns.
The common Birds of Bombay is an interesting and descriptive account of all such birds of this region, who are either its natives or are the seasonal visitors, and catch the attention of the bird lovers, and the naturalists. Adopting Cuvier's classification, the author distributes these birds into 6 order: Raptores: or Birds of Prey; Insessores: or Petching Birds; Gemitores: or Moaners; Rasores: or Scrapers; Grallatores: or Stalkers; and Natatores: or Swimmers, and futher into different familites, to describe their identification, habits and habitats, food, and english and scientific names. Various varieties of over 20 families of these common birds are included in the book